Elene Poster

Elene

dir. by Sezen Kayhan, Turkey
runtime: 11 min
16-year-old Elene is an illegal Georgian immigrant who works at a tea plantation in Turkey. Feeling threatened by various encounters, she tries to be invisible in this foreign land. But it is not as easy as she thinks.

Cast

  • Mariam Buturishvili ELENE (LEAD ACTOR)
  • Maya Pachuashvili MOTHER (SUPPORTING ACTOR)

Credits

Directors
Sezen KAYHAN
Producers
Sezen KAYHAN
Cinematographers
Yakup Algül
Editors
Ayhan Ergürsel
Sound editors
Ömür Müldür
Mykonos Biennale 2015 - Film Festival -  Elene - screen shot
Mykonos Biennale 2015 - Film Festival -  Elene - screen shot
Mykonos Biennale 2015 - Film Festival -  Elene - screen shot
Mykonos Biennale 2015 - Film Festival -  Elene - screen shot
Mykonos Biennale 2015 - Film Festival -  Elene - screen shot
Mykonos Biennale 2015 - Film Festival -  Elene - screen shot

Directors Statement

We are often under the illusion that life presents us infinite amount of choices. Yet, the reality unveils the illusion to prove us the opposite every chance it gets. Necessities outrun choices and render the most natural feelings impossible to experience. Lives that cannot be chosen leave behind half stories.

The main reason behind my desire to tell this story is to highlight the struggle of strong women living in the Black Sea’s though geography and to explain their sacrifices and longings.

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